I also stopped by Buffalo Bills grave, he's buried in Genesee just west of Denver. There was a big foofaraw when he died in Denver and Cody Wyoming wanted Bill's body to be buried there, and they had a legitimate claim because Buffalo Bill founded the town of Cody, had a ranch and hunting lodge near by. And owned the Irma Hotel in downtown Cody which he had named after his daughter. And had reportedly told the locals that's where he wanted to be buried.
but the city of Denver didn't want to let him go And got one of his relatives to give permission to bury him in the Denver area, after all he was a very famous man and was sure to bring visitors to the area. The townsfolk of Cody weren't too happy about this and threatened to bring every able bodied and armed man to Denver and take Buffalo Bill home. Denver took this threat very seriously and not only covered his grave with tons of concrete but said they would defend it with the Colorado National Guard. Getting word of this the angry mob from Cody repaired to a local saloon and rethought the whole endeavor. notice how the Denver folks added, "At rest here by his request". maybe they felt a little guilty.
8/16/2018 03:43:49 pm
Have fun. It is one of my favorite National Parks. Be safe out there.
8/16/2018 04:21:06 pm
It's hard not to have fun when you're at some of the high altitudes in the Rockies. But just like sailors that lose their sea legs when they stay off the ship too long, mountain men lose their mountain lungs when they stay on the flatlands too long. So either too long in the flatlands, or too long in the tooth, I don't get around above timberline like I used to.
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